Planning & Development
Zoning Board of Appeals
The Zoning Board of Appeals is comprised of five members who hear and decide appeals for: alleged error by Zoning Administrator in the enforcement of the Official Zoning Ordinance; variance from the Official Zoning Ordinance and; any other matter where a decision may be specifically required by provision of the Official Zoning Ordinance. Members are appointed by the City Council and authorized by the City of Seneca, Official Zoning Ordinance, Section 900.
Application & Meeting Schedule
Zoning Board of Appeals meetings occur on the third Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM in the Council Chambers of City Hall located at 221 E. North First Street. The deadline for applications is 12:00 PM on the dates listed below. Please note meetings are subject to change and may be cancelled if there is no official business to conduct. All meetings are open to the public.
|Application Deadline (12PM EST)||Meeting Date (6PM EST)|
|Friday, December 30, 2022||Thursday, January 19, 2023|
|Thursday, January 26, 2023||Thursday, February 16, 2023|
|Thursday, February 23, 2023||Thursday, March 16, 2023|
|Thursday, March 30, 2023||Thursday, April 20, 2023|
|Thursday, April 27, 2023||Thursday, May 18, 2023|
|Thursday, May 25, 2023||Thursday, June 15, 2023|
|Thursday, June 29, 2023||Thursday, July 20, 2023|
|Thursday, July 27, 2023||Thursday, August 17, 2023|
|Thursday, August 31, 2023||Thursday, September 21, 2023|
|Thursday, September 28, 2023||Thursday, October 19, 2023|
|Thursday, October 26, 2023||Thursday, November 16, 2023|
|Thursday, November 30, 2023||Thursday, December 21, 2023|
|1||Marvin Gray (Chairperson)||2024|
|3||Dr. Ronald Moore||2024|
Note To Applicant(s): Please refrain from contacting any member of the Zoning Board of Appeals in matters related to your application. Any communication outside the public hearing, including but not limited to face-to-face conversations, phone calls, written correspondence, e-mails, instant messaging, and the next level of technology that presents itself with any member of the Zoning Board of Appeals is considered an "ex parte communication." An "ex parte communication" occurs when an interested party in the matter to be decided (or representative) and a quasi-judicial decision-maker discuss, outside the formal hearing process, the substance of the matter to be decided. If this were to occur the decision-maker is disqualified (must be recused) from voting on the matter. Outside communications also create an appearance of impropriety and serves to undercut public confidence in the integrity of the process.